Millions invested to revive Ghana’s poultry sector


The Agricultural Development Bank of Ghana announced a loan facility of GHC 500 million (US $ 87 million) in support of the government’s Broiler Revitalization Program aimed at increasing domestic chicken production.

Ghana currently imports over US $ 300 million (approximately 180,000 tonnes) of chicken per year, or the equivalent of 5 million chickens each week. The country’s own production is equivalent to around 58,000 tonnes while domestic demand is around 400,000 tonnes, reports Business Insider.

US $ 87 million is expected to help revive Ghana's poultry sector and reduce poultry meat imports.  Photo: Tim Chesney

US $ 87 million is expected to help revive Ghana’s poultry sector and reduce poultry meat imports. Photo: Tim Chesney

AfDB Managing Director Dr John Kofi Mensah said 25 million GHC (US $ 4.3 million) has been approved for the initial phase of the project, which is to enable 6 value chain actors broilers produce and process more than 100,000 poultry per week.

Broiler Revitalization Program

The Broiler Revitalization Program aims to revive the poultry industry and encourage growth in related sectors. The Graphic Online notes that the initiative would target the entire value chain, from companies engaged in the production of poultry feed, to bird farming and to the processing and marketing of chicken meat. “If you were to produce around 10,000 birds per month, you should be able to produce 100,000 birds per week after receiving this support,” Mensah said.


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